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DIY Embellished Dog Collar

Have you ever been on a mission to find the perfect collar for your dog?  Yet you leave the store with not quite what you had in mind? Or worse yet, you leave not finding what you had your heart set on?

No worries!  Go ahead and pick out a plain old boring (yawn...) collar and keep reading!

Welcome to our very first DIY Project for your fur baby!

In this project you will learn how to adorn your dog's collar with embellishments, so get your fingers (and paws if you are a fur baby who loves to assist ❤) ready to have fun and be creative!

Orange dog collar embellished with gems

Five Fabulous Quotes for Cat Lovers

Long haired orange tabby cat

Meet Mr. G, my long haired orange tabby cat.  Mr. G is one of the sweetest felines I have been blessed with in my life.   Because of his sweetness, I decided he was the perfect kitty to spotlight for these five quotes for cat lovers.

 To give you a little history,  Mr. G was born on our property by a mama cat, who had been dumped.  Mr. G and his mama (Ms. S) still reside with us today, along with his brother (Mr. C) and another female (Ms. S1).

 They have all been spayed/neutered,  in case you are wondering!

They have the option to roam 3 acres of wooded property, catch some rays on the sun deck or lounge indoors with access to cat beds and toys, in a climate controlled environment.   Nothing but the best for these sweet little fur babies ❤

Cats deserve nothing but the best you can offer, don't you agree?

If you are still reading, I would have to guess that you have a special place in your heart for cats as well.

To celebrate the cat lover in all of us, here are five fabulous quotes by famous people, enjoy!

How To Choose A Collar For Your Dog

Cute dachshund with dog collar

Have you ever gone to the store to buy your dog a new collar, and for the life of you can't remember the correct size?  Don't feel bad, I've had my fair share of these moments!

Whether you are ready to bring home a new puppy or need to purchase a new collar for your dog, it is best to take your fur baby with you for this purchase.  Most pet stores allow you to bring your fur baby into the store, as long as they are current on vaccinations.  Be sure to check with your pet store before heading out with your pooch.

Feeding 101: For New Puppy Parents

Your new bundle of fur will be coming home with you in a few days, your so excited you could burst at the seams!
White puppy with black nose

Then panic sets in...

You wonder to yourself, will I be a good pet parent, have I forgotten to buy  something?  No worries, you'll be just fine.  To ease your mind,  here is a list of 17 essentials you need for your new puppy.

The most important things your puppy needs is water, food and love.

You know you have the love part down pat!  Keep reading for great tips on feeding your fur baby and you will be well prepared for your puppy's arrival!

17 Essentials You Need For Your New Puppy

Lady shopping for her Poodle puppy

Before you bring home your new puppy, there are a few essential items you will need.

If you are already a pet parent, you may have some of these items.   It's always a good idea to check your inventory before heading to the store.  Look over the items you have, and examine their condition.  If they are worn or broken, you may want to toss them out, and shop for replacements.

Once you have gone through your current inventory, make a list of what you need.  It's always best to have a list; with all your excitement of the new arrival, you may get sidetracked, forgetting the essential items your puppy needs!  Don't skip this step, make a list!

To help you out, here is a shopping list of the essentials you need, plus a few extra items to spoil your new puppy with.

Best Dog Names Inspired By Nature

Black and tan puppy playing in the purple field of flowers

One of the first things you do when you bring a new dog into your life, is give them a name.

  Naming your dog is one of the most important things you need to do.  Let's face it, you can't call them "puppy" or "hey you" forever...   Unless, of course, that is the name you have your heart set on, then go for it!

If you enjoy nature, plan to spend a lot of time outdoors with your dog, or just want a really unique name for your pup, you might find the perfect name in this list!

How To Decide On A Name For Your Dog

Bringing a puppy or dog into your home is an exciting time in your life!  Congratulations on your new addition!

White puppy with heart frame and pink heart accent

One of the most important things you have to do as a pet parent, is give your dog or puppy a name.

For some, the puppy or dog may already have a name before they come home with you.  You then have to decide if you want to keep that name or rename them.  If you are renaming the dog, it is important to do so as soon as possible, so they respond when you call for them.

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